#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Beverley Scott (@BeverleyHasRead) #BeverleyHasRead #damppebbles #BooksRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello and welcome to your Thursday dose of #R3COMM3ND3D2019! I hope you’re having a good week with lots of bookish treats. Today I am delighted to welcome another fabulous book blogger to damppebbles – the brilliant Beverley of Beverley Has Read. I love Beverley’s blog and she writes cracking reviews, so make sure you head over and say ‘hi’.

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Here are the three books Beverley chose…

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How To Fail by Elizabeth Day
This is a non-fiction book based on Elizabeth Day’s podcast of the same name and is an astonishing piece of work which examines how failure can ultimately help you succeed. It covers work, family, infertility, divorce and body image and has a place on my bookshelf forever. Reading this book is like chatting to a really good friend.
Beverley’s Review of How To Fail

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The Lost Man by Jane Harper
I was a huge fan of The Dry and Force of Nature, but The Lost Man, for me, was on a different level entirely. Her powerful descriptions of a vast and impenetrable landscape and a family on the edge took me from England to the outback of Australia. This has a wonderful plot and characters who leap from the pages and is one of my favourite books of the year.
Beverley’s Review of The Lost Man

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The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood
Naomi Wood takes us to 1920s Germany and to a group of friends studying at The Bauhaus. This is historical fiction at its best; there is a mystery, the rise of fascism, real-life events and characters who do bad things in extreme situations. It is beautifully written and a powerful piece of fiction.
Beverley’s Review of The Hiding Game

Excellent choices, thanks Beverley. I am also a huge fan of Jane Harper and cannot recommend The Lost Man (or any of her three books) enough!

If Beverley has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

How To Fail by Elizabeth Day
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
The Hiding Game by Naomi Wood

About Beverley:
Hi! I’m Beverley, I’m a blogger from the North East of England, who, having been born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, can say that I am 100% a Geordie. I live in Northumberland with my husband, about 10 minutes from the coast, 10 minutes from the country and 10 minutes from the city and it is a wonderful place to be.

My day job is an Account Manager for a Promotional Merchandise business but when I am not selling pens with logos on I usually have my head in a book. I started blogging in 2016 because I found that non-readers got bored of me talking about how books that I loved and so decided to talk about them online instead. Blogging has taken me to book festivals, has made me new friends and has allowed me to meet some of my favourite authors.

I read a wide variety of books from crime (and all of the sub genres within it), to modern fiction, literary fiction, women’s fiction (although I hate that term), historical fiction and a bit of romance too.

Beverley’s Blog and Social Media Links:
| Beverley Has Read | Twitter @BeverleyHasRead | Facebook |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Sarah Thomas (@SezzThomas) #BabbageandSweetcorn #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Happy Wednesday lovely book folk. I hope you’re having a good week so far. Welcome to damppebbles and to day TWENTY of #R3COMM3ND3D2019! I am delighted to welcome another brilliant book blogger to share the #R3COMM3ND3D love with us today, and it’s a book blogger whose blog I have recently discovered (and love!). Welcome Sarah of Babbage and Sweetcorn. If you haven’t discovered Sarah’s blog yet then head on over and have a look around!

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Here are the three books Sarah chose…

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We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet
Such a touching story with beautifully described characters. The writing is wonderful with super attention to details. I think nearly anything would be touched by this simple yet moving story.
Sarah’s Review of We Must Be Brave

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The Good Friend by Jo Baldwin
This is a great paced psychological thriller that gets you hooked from the very beginning. All the characters play relevant parts and have interesting elements to each of them. The setting is great with and brilliant ending.
Sarah’s Review of The Good Friend

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The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
A wonderfully written historical fiction book. Great for this time of year. Descriptive writing draws you in to time and place. Wonderful characters and interesting plot and historical background. Great pace with a truly creepy villain.
Sarah’s Review of The Doll Factory

Thanks so much, Sarah. And what a beautiful collection of covers!

If Sarah has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

We Must Be Brave by Frances Liardet
The Good Friend by Jo Baldwin
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

About Sarah:
Me, reader, reviewer and lover of books!

Sarah’s Blog and Social Media Links:
Babbage and Sweetcorn Twitter @SezzThomas Instagram @babbageandsweetcorn |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Zoé O’Farrell (@zooloo2008) #ZooloosBookDiary #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello and welcome to another stonking #R3COMMN3D3D2019 post. Today I am delighted to welcome one of my favourite bloggers to share her three recommended reads with us – the lovely Zoé of Zooloo’s Book Diary. Zoés blog is all kinds of awesome so if you haven’t checked it out yet then head over there now (but make sure you come back to find out which books Zoé chose!).

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Let’s find out which three books Zoé recommends…

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The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish
This is such a terrifying goosebumpy book! I made the mistake (or not) to read this at nighttime on my own and scare the beejesus out of me! It worked! It is creepy and just all works perfectly!!
Zoé’s Review of The Haunting of Henderson Close

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Turn the Other Way by Stuart James
I still hold to the fact that this book really makes me on edge! I am still creeped out thinking about it! It was macabre, dark and sadistic and I loved it!!! I think I may have issues! It really is another book to make you lock the doors and never talk to anyone EVER AGAIN.
Zoé’s Review of Turn the Other Way

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She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
This book had me questioning EVERYBODY even the MC!!! I loved the ‘slowness’ of this book because it really built up the tension to the explosive climax of the book! It is like a chess game, letting the pieces all move around until that ever important Checkmate.
Zoé’s Review of She Lies in Wait

Excellent choices, thanks Zoé. I already have two of your recommendations on my TBR and I’m definitely adding the third!

If Zoé has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish
Turn the Other Way by Stuart James
She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

About Zoé:
Still the crazy blogger I was when I started with an equally crazy mini-me. I am still trying to inject humour into my posts and a little bit of crazy! Obsessed with books, mainly buying more than I need – but surely that’s not a bad thing!

Zoé’s Blog and Social Media Links:
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 Zooloo’s Book Diary | Twitter @zooloo2008 Facebook

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Kate Noble (@TheQuietKnitter) #TheQuietKnitter #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello and welcome to damppebbles! It’s Monday, which means a brand new week of #R3COMM3ND3D2019 treats for us all. Today I am delighted to welcome one of my very favourite people from the book world to share her three #R3COMM3ND3D2019 picks – the fabulous Kate at The Quiet Knitter. If you don’t already follow Kate’s blog then you and I need to have words. She’s a brilliant blogger and someone whose reviews I always trust.

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Here are the books Kate chose…

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The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl
This is a tension filled thriller that packs a remarkable amount of story into just the right amount of words to carry a reader off on a wave of emotion and render their heart both broken and mended within the space of a few hundred pages. It’s beautifully written, it’s atmospheric, highly detailed and an amazing book!
Kate’s Review of The Courier

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Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis
Code Name: Lise is a truly remarkable tale, poignant and yet empowering, and combined with the writing of Larry Loftis, this reads as a thriller. It’s explosive, it’s gripping and the sort of read that gets under your skin.
Kate’s Review of Code Name: Lise

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The Unquiet Heart by Kaite Welsh
The way that the action and drama unfolds is clever and intense, Welsh manages to pack the right amount of drama into each moment. She deftly weaves atmosphere and vivid detail throughout the narrative, crafting a truly magnificent book. This is a treat for fans of historical fiction, the attention to detail and care that have gone into the research and writing of this book make it a delight to read. And, not only do we have a thrilling read, we also navigate the societal hurdles of the time as Sarah Gilchrist fights against the accepted norms of the time, defying the gendered stereotypical roles by being a medical student, not being married by a certain age and finding a match in the most unlikely place.
Kate’s Review of The Unquiet Heart

Thanks so much, Kate. That’s another three books added to my wishlist!

If Kate has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

The Courier by Kjell Ola Dahl
Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis
The Unquiet Heart by Kaite Welsh

About Kate:
A book addiction would be a kind way to describe my relationship with books, I enjoy reading and have done from an early age. A day I don’t get any reading done is a sad day. That said, I do have a young child and two dogs, so they tend to take up some of my reading time but I like a challenge. I’ve been known to knit whilst my Kindle is perched next to me, where there’s a will there’s a way! I decided to start blogging about books and reading as well as random musings because I wanted to share my love of a good book with others.

Kate’s Blog and Social Media Links:
The Quiet KnitterTwitter @TheQuietKnitterNoble Owl Proofreading |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Anjana (@superfluousread) #Superfluousreading #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello and welcome to damppebbles. I hope you’re having a great Sunday so far with lots of lovely books. One of the things I love the most about #R3COMM3ND3D is discovering new bloggers to follow. Today I am delighted to welcome a ‘new to me’ blogger to share the #R3COMM3ND3D2019 book love – Anjana at Superfluousreading. If you haven’t discovered Anjana’s blog yet then head on over and say ‘hello’.

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Let’s find out which three books Anjana chose…

Mallory Cook and the Road Not Taken

Mallory Cook and the Road Not Taken by Charlotte Nash
This was a heart warming tale, and surprisingly has very few people who read it since its publication at the beginning of the year! I think it deserves more notice and therefore decided to start by recommending it.
Anjana’s Review of Mallory Cook and the Road Not Taken

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Superlative: The Biology of Extremes by Matthew D. LaPlante
This was a fascinating book, and very up to date with research in the field up to 2018. It can be read in bits and pieces and stretched over time. Even someone faintly interested in the biology of the world around us, it brings a lot into perspective and the author has a very nice narrative style!
Anjana’s Review of Superlative

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The Burning Issue of the Day by T.E. Kinsey
This entire series is awesome, and there is another book out in October 2019 and with 6 books now available in the series it is the best time to start reading it. It will have you (at least it does me) in splits with the subtle humour.
Anjana’s Review of The Burning Issue of the Day

Great recommendations, Anjana. Thank you so much!

If Anjana has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

Mallory Cook and the Road Not Taken by Charlotte Nash
Superlative: The Biology of Extremes by Matthew D. LaPlante
The Burning Issue of the Day by T.E. Kinsey

About Anjana:
I am a book blogger who reads indiscriminately when it comes to genre or page count. I like being emotionally invested in the books I read, and recently (since I started my blog) have started reading books to improve skills and learn new ones as well! I love it when people actually pick up a book I recommend and love it as much or even a little 😀

Anjana’s Blog and Social Media Links:
SuperfluousreadingTwitter @superfluousread |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #Author Margaret Kirk (@HighlandWriter) @orionbooks @orion_crime #WhatLiesBuried #LukasMahler #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019 #HighlandNoir

Hello, happy Saturday and a very warm welcome to the blog today! I hope you have some bookish plans in store for your weekend. We’re sixteen days into this year’s #R3COMM3ND3D and I am thrilled to welcome our first author of 2019 – Margaret Kirk. Margaret is the author of the Lukas Mahler series and her latest release, What Lies Buried, was published in June this year. I’ll tell you everything you need to know about What Lies Buried after we’ve found out which three books Margaret recommends!

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Here are the three books Margaret recommends…

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The Closer I Get by Paul Burston
An unsettling twist on the pitfalls of social media – unpredictable and well-constructed.

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The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
A stunning Gothic novel set in pre-war Prague. Masterful and utterly compelling.

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Cage (Reykjavik Noir Trilogy) by Lilja Sigurðardóttir
Superbly constructed Nordic crime thriller by a mistress of the craft.

Thanks so much for your great choices, Margaret. I have The Closer I Get on the terrifying TBR and I can’t wait to read it!

If Margaret has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

The Closer I Get by Paul Burston
The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
Cage by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

About What Lies Buried:What Lies Buried

THE BRILLIANTLY COMPELLING SECOND NOVEL IN THE DI LUKAS MAHLER SERIES

A missing child. A seventy-year-old murder. And a killer who’s still on the loose.

Ten year-old Erin is missing; taken in broad daylight during a friend’s birthday party. With no witnesses and no leads, DI Lukas Mahler races against time to find her. But is it already too late for Erin – and will her abductor stop at one stolen child?

And the discovery of human remains on a construction site near Inverness confronts Mahler’s team with a cold case from the 1940s. Was Aeneas Grant’s murder linked to a nearby POW camp, or is there an even darker story to be uncovered?

With his team stretched to the limit, Mahler’s hunt for Erin’s abductor takes him from Inverness to the Lake District. And decades-old family secrets link both cases in a shocking final twist.

Buy What Lies Buried:
| amazon.co.uk | amazon.com | BookDepository | Waterstones | Foyles |

About Margaret Kirk:
Runrig and Julie Fowlis fan Margaret Kirk writes ‘Highland Noir’ Scottish crime fiction, set in and around her home town of Inverness.

Her debut novel, Shadow Man, won the Good Housekeeping First Novel Competition in 2016. Described as ‘a harrowing and horrific game of consequences’ by Val McDermid, it was published in 2017. Book 2 in the DI Lukas Mahler series, What Lies Buried, is out now.

Margaret’s Social Media Links:
| Blog | Twitter @HighlandWriter | Facebook |

If you’re a book blogger, author or you work in publishing and have three books published this year that you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/PE483qCyrKEgV5Uq6)

#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Steph Warren (@bookshineblog) #BookshineAndReadbows #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Happy Friday! Hello and welcome to damppebbles and to another brilliant #R3COMM3ND3D2019 post. Joining me today is the lovely Steph of Bookshine and Readbows. If you haven’t discovered Steph’s blog yet, then why not? Steph’s reviews are a thing of beauty so get yourself over there now and hit the subscribe button!

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Here are the three books Steph recommends…

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The Love Delusion by Nicola Mostyn
This is the second book in a duology and both books are up there in my top reads of all-time. Nicola Mostyn has created a world where the modern corporate is at war with the gods of legend and mythology for power over the hearts of humanity. Her main characters, Frida and Dan, are heroic yet utterly human with all the failings and foibles that entails, and the snarky banter (a personal favourite of mine) keeps the mood light, even when the action gets heavy.
Steph’s Review of The Love Delusion

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The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
I have a keen interest in children’s books (for myself, and I suppose a little bit for my youngsters too!) and in Roar Jenny McLachlan has created an amazing new fantasy world, perfect for children and adult readers alike. The characters and world-building perfectly capture the feeling of childhood imaginary adventures, and there are plenty of gasps and giggles – and a few tears – as the story unrolls. Fans of Narnia, Peter Pan, Coraline and similar will love this book as much as I do.
Steph’s Review of The Land of Roar

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Pricked by Scott Mooney
Pricked is a series starter and effortlessly blends classic fairytales with urban detective noir to great effect. My two favourite genres are urban fantasy and mystery, so the current trend for mashups of these two (thank you Jim Butcher!) makes my bookish heart sing. The main character here, Briar, has a fascinating magical power that has loads of potential for development in almost any direction and, while the main plot here stands alone, there is a wider story arc that already has me hooked on what happens next.
Steph’s Review of Pricked

Brilliant choices, thanks Steph. I am in love with the cover of The Love Delusion. How gorgeous is that?!

If Steph has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

The Love Delusion by Nicola Mostyn
The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
Pricked by Scott Mooney

About Steph:
I’m Steph and I’m a bookaholic. I have been reading since a very early age – my mum taught me in self defence as I developed a habit of following her around the house banging her shins with a book, droning ‘Read it. Read it.’ Now I live with my husband, two small children, two large cats and a terrier, so I grab my moments when I can!

A Message from Steph:
I desperately feel the need to add that I was only able to narrow the field down this year by excluding the authors I chose for last year’s R3COMM3ND3D! Because all three of my picks last year have new books out this year too, that are all awesome, but I simply can’t choose everything!

Steph’s Blog and Social Media Links:
| Bookshine and Readbows | Twitter @bookshineblog | Facebook |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger HC Newton (@HCNewton) #TheIrresponsibleReader #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello my bookish friends. Welcome to Thursday and to day fourteen of #R3COMM3ND3D2019. I think we’re doing alright. We’re still here, still sharing the book love, still adding to our terrifying TBRs… I am delighted to welcome the fabulous HC Newton who blogs over at The Irresponsible Reader to share his three #R3COMM3ND3D2019 picks with us today. If you don’t follow HC’s blog then that has to change! Click the link above and then click the subscribe button.

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Let’s find out which three books HC thinks we all need to read…

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
This charming book about a charming book nerd has got to warm the cockles of every reader out there. You’ll identify with Nina (and wish you had her life and reading nook), you’ll be won over by the sweet story, and the atypical narrative voice will be one of your favorite characters of the year.
HC’s Review of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

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Who Killed The Fonz? by James Boice
This is one for readers of a certain age. Richard Cunningham’s film career is in jeopardy when he receives the news that Arthur Fonzarelli has died. In shock, Richard returns home for the funeral and to reunite with some old friends. He soon finds himself trying to solve Fonzie’s murder. I didn’t expect to be as impressed with this as I was. Yeah, it’s fan fiction, but when it’s this good, who cares? It’s a big nostalgia trip (but so was Happy Days). I love that someone had this idea!
HC’s Review of Who Killed The Fonz?

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Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
A secret agent for a time Agency gets stranded in the 21st century long enough that he puts down roots — gets married, gets a career, has a daughter. When she’s a teen her dad is “rescued” by his agency and taken back to the future where he promptly begins breaking every regulation to stay involved with his daughter, and eventually to save her life. What makes this one special is the father-daughter dynamic and relationship. It’s not what you usually see in Time Travel/SF stories, but Chen knocks this one out of the park.
HC’s Review of Here and Now and Then

Thanks so much, HC. Great choices and a couple of additions to the wishlist for me (particularly Who Killed The Fonz? [yes, I am – sort of – one of the readers of a certain age you mentioned. Sort of]).

If HC has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books he recommends, please see the following links:

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
Who Killed The Fonz? by James Boice
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen

About HC:
Just some guy who’s book hobby has really gotten out of hand.

HC’s Blog and Social Media Links:
The Irresponsible ReaderTwitter @HCNewtonFacebook |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Els Ebraert (@BookreviewB) #BforBookreview #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello and happy Wednesday. Today is my favourite day of the week that starts with a ‘W’. Apart from ‘Weekend 1’ and ‘Weekend 2’ of course 😂. (You can blame my husband for that one!). Today on damppebbles it’s all about the book love. I am delighted to welcome another fabulous blogger to share their #R3COMM3ND3D picks – the lovely Els of B for Bookreview.

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Here are the three books Els recommends…

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Hidden (The Badge and the Pen #3) by Roger A. Price
It was a very captivating story that kept me glued to my chair and left me gobsmacked.
Els’ Review of Hidden

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My Daughter’s Choice by Brooke Harris
It was so beautiful and heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. I won’t forget this easily. Tears were running down my cheeks. Books can bring tears to my eyes but this one had me really crying.
Els’ Review of My Daughter’s Choice

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Lucy’s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano
This book was so funny I just had to add it to this list. It had me laughing out loud and who does not like to laugh?
Els’ Review of Lucy’s Last Straw

Great choices, thanks Els. Three quite different books but they all look really interesting.

If Els has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

Hidden by Roger A. Price
My Daughter’s Choice by Brooke Harris
Lucy’s Last Straw by Debbie Viggiano

About Els:
I live in Belgium in the Flemish part of the country in a small but cosy village with my son and dog.

Els’ Blog and Social Media Links:
B for BookreviewTwitter @BookreviewB |

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#R3COMM3ND3D2019 with #BookBlogger Jo Bellamy (@tiny_ickle_jo) #JosBookBlog #damppebbles #BookRecommendations #Publishedin2019

Hello and welcome to damppebbles. It’s day twelve of 2019’s #R3COMM3ND3D and I have another trio of brilliant books to share with you. I can’t take any of the credit though as that all goes to today’s guest. I am delighted to welcome a favourite blogger of mine to share the book love with us – the lovely Jo of Jo’s Book Blog. Jo’s blog is superb so if you haven’t discovered it yet, what are you waiting for?

So, what is #R3COMM3ND3D2019? It’s about sharing the book love. It’s a chance for authors and book bloggers to shout about three (yes, *only* three) books they love. They can be written by any author, in any genre and published in any way (traditionally, indie press or self-published). But there is a catch. All three books must have been published in 2019. To make things interesting I have added a couple of teeny, tiny rules this year which are; 1) the book must have first been published in 2019 and 2) special editions and reissues do not count. I like to keep you lovely people on your toes 😉.

Let’s find out which three books Jo recommends…

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Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Blood & Sugar is a fantastic work of historical fiction and a cleverly plotted mystery, set at a time when slavery was rife in Britain. Brilliantly researched, this is a fantastic novel to get lost in, despite some of the darker themes.
Jo’s Review of Blood & Sugar

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Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
Last Ones Left Alive is a fantastically bleak post-apocalyptic novel with a strong female cast. I thought that the world-building was up there with the very best, and I loved every page as the reader follows Orpen in her quest while trying to avoid the zombie-esque skrakes that now roam Ireland.
Jo’s Review of Last Ones Left Alive

The Binding

The Binding by Bridget Collins
The Binding is a book about books (need I say more?!), but in this world, books hold the memories that people would rather forget. It’s a brilliant and original concept, and so well-delivered – by the end of the novel, I felt sad to leave this world behind!
Jo’s Review of The Binding

Thanks so much, Jo. Twelve days in and we have a leader! This is the second time The Binding has made an appearance on #R3COMM3ND3D2019. Could this be the top pick of the year? We’ll have to wait and see. I already have The Binding and Blood & Sugar on my wish list but I’ll definitely be adding Last Ones Left Alive which sounds incredible!

If Jo has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books she recommends, please see the following links:

Blood & Sugar by Laura Shepherd-Robinson
Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
The Binding by Bridget Collins

About Jo:
I’m Jo, and I’ve been blogging for a little over four years. I like to read a variety of novels, but I do have a penchant for dystopian and post-apocalyptic, something that started when I studied Brave New World and 1984 at A-level. When not reading or blogging, you may find rambling around the Peak District or attending a Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey match.

Jo’s Blog and Social Media Links:
| Jo’s Book Blog | Twitter @tiny_ickle_jo |

If you’re a book blogger or an author and you have three books published this year which you want to shout about then please complete the following form (or click this link: https://forms.gle/PE483qCyrKEgV5Uq6)